About Us

Our Story…

In 1997, at a bus stop on Granville is where the future of Career Contacts was about to be born.

Career Contacts / Employment Unlimited / TAFA Consulting bridges our relationships with our candidates and clients.  We are passionate about providing human resources and hiring solutions to our candidates and clients for a harmonious and success fit.  Our goal is two pronged: ensure you hire the right person for the right job and our job seekers find the right employer.

We have experience recruiting during the Dot Com Boom, the 2010 Olympics and the continuous economy of Canada. We continue to find innovative ways to provide recruitment services to our Clients and Candidates during any job market condition. Combined we bring a background in, Management, Psychology, Business Administration and Human Resources.

Our mantra of, “Right fit, Right Job and Right Employer” is always at the forefront.

Andrea Reid

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Andrea grew up in small town BC before moving to Vancouver and starting Career Contacts.  Her exceptional networking skills have helped her expand the business and buy Employment Unlimited in Whistler and Squamish connecting the two.  Andrea lives in North Vancouver with her husband and 3 three young children.

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Natasha Jeshani

“Driven, hard working and self-motivated”, are some the words clients and colleagues use to describe Natasha Jeshani. With a degree from UBC and an HR Management Certificate, with distinction, from BCIT, Natasha’s extensive academic, as well as hands-on experience, in various areas of people management, has provided lasting legacies in HR protocols and policies.

As a Technical Recruiter and a true HR Generalist, Natasha’s career focuses on delivering high levels of service to leadership, management and employees alike.

Natasha is a strong negotiator, a proven manager and coach, and a gifted team builder.

As the best sellers Author of “The HR Insider: How to land your dream job, and keep it!”, Natasha has provided a tool for candidates who are interested in the HR perspective how to find, land and keep your dream job.

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Barb Collum

Barb is our Business Development/Recruiter specialist. Raised in Prince George, Barb eventually made her way to North Vancouver where you can see her crabbing and kayaking in Deep Cove in her spare time. Barbs passion for people and connection has made her successful in the industry for over 16 years.

She has an innate ability to build bridges with clients and candidates and support organizations during times of growth.

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Lily Ward

Originally from the UK, Lily took the leap to explore all Vancouver has to offer in 2018 and found Career Contacts. Having come from a HR background, Lily is using her knowledge of HR policies and procedures along with her professional and courteous manner to provide hiring solutions to candidates and clients. In her spare time she enjoys exploring her new home with her camera and trying the outdoors activities Vancouver is known for.

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Joyce Lam

Joyce was raised in Vancouver and truly enjoys the “west coast lifestyle.” She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UBC and is currently pursuing a Certificate of Human Resources Management at BCIT. Joyce has always been passionate about helping others and has a strong customer service background. She enjoys pilates and spin classes in her free time.

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